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3 more COVID-19 related deaths in VI; 17 total deaths

- latest victims are 3 males under 50 years of age
The Ministry of Health and Social Development is confirming three more COVID related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the Virgin Islands to 17. Photo: Internet Source/File
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) has expressed condolences to the families and loved ones on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) has expressed condolences to the families and loved ones on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development is confirming three more COVID related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the Virgin Islands to 17.

The deceased, according to a press release from Government Information Service (GIS) this afternoon, July 18, 2021, are a 45-year-old male, a 49-year-old male and a 39-year-male who died yesterday at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.  

Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) expressed condolences to the families and loved ones on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

“May God continue to comfort the many families and friends who are hurting and mourning the loss of their loved ones,” he said.

“We will spare no cost, no effort or no time to get whatever we need to stabalise this condition and return to the Virgin Islands that we know, the Virgin Islands that we love,” Honourable Malone said.

The Health Minister committed to continue to do all that is in his power no matter the challenge to get the Virgin Islands safely out of this sphere.

Hospital Admission Stats

The COVID Hospital Admissions Summary statistics as of July 18, 2021, are as follows:

  • 3 - persons admitted to ER (4 deaths)
  • 16 - persons admitted to the COVID-19 ward (8 deaths)
  • 1 - person admitted to Behavioural Health Unit remains in hospital
  • 4 - persons admitted to ICU (4 deaths)
  • 14 - Persons were discharged from the COVID-19 ward
  • 1 - person discharge from Obstetric unit
  • 24 - hospital admitted patients (1 vaccinated and 23 are unvaccinated)

As of July 15, 2021, confirmed active cases had fallen to 1,596 in the Territory with a reduction in active cases due to recoveries.

42 Responses to “3 more COVID-19 related deaths in VI; 17 total deaths”

  • reality (18/07/2021, 21:09) Like (30) Dislike (4) Reply
    Condolences to all the bereaved families. This is a dark time in our territory but we must remain strong and wise, holding fast to God from where our strength cometh. Selah.
    • @reality (18/07/2021, 21:41) Like (44) Dislike (17) Reply
      And fully vaccinate yourselves and encourage your loved ones to do so as well!
  • prayers (18/07/2021, 21:26) Like (32) Dislike (11) Reply
    Condolences to all the family and friends during this rough and challenging time. Wondering how the none vaxx massive feeling now?? Hope tomorrow tola radio don’t come with any piss! Hope the mindset of those fighting against the Government have a change of heart.
    • Wayne DEAD (19/07/2021, 08:31) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      FIne Happy and Healthy. What, we the unvaccinated suppose to feel something because those poor physical shape and health people died due to Covid? Umm we feel the same way they felt about their own personal health choices. WE DON'T CARE EITHER.
  • Sigh (18/07/2021, 21:27) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    Condolences to all the family and friends of the deceased .. may their souls Rest In Peace ! Please guys you can all see people with underlying conditions are passing when infected with Covid , encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated where possible if possible .. better safe than sorry … whoever is against the vaccine I respect your thoughts and opinions .
  • Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased (18/07/2021, 21:34) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    May they receive the grace and support of the community as they process their grief and come to terms with their respective losses.
  • Hmm (18/07/2021, 22:12) Like (24) Dislike (22) Reply
    When the truth is revealed to the public, those in power will be running for their lives
  • ┐(´•_•`)┌ (18/07/2021, 22:15) Like (27) Dislike (59) Reply
    I don't have any sympathy for the unvaccinated, if they were unvaccinated out of ignorance (rather than as a result of being unable to take it). Let all of them drop! True vaccination doesn't prevent you from getting the virus, but it assists your immune system in fighting it.
    • WOW (19/07/2021, 02:16) Like (42) Dislike (5) Reply
      You just wrong for wishing death on anyone yah damn devil smh
      • Let me die at home (19/07/2021, 06:19) Like (16) Dislike (19) Reply
        Why is everyone dying at Peebles, no one dying at home... please don't take me to Peebles if I have Covid. I have a better chance of surviving fighting it at home....This is more than been
        • WOW (19/07/2021, 07:14) Like (5) Dislike (15) Reply
          stick that on your forehead and lock yourself in your house. I really can't believe the ignorance of the people i see everyday.
        • Really? (19/07/2021, 08:26) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
          That is so ignorant. If people went hospital sooner than when at deaths door they might have lived. Dont wait until you cant breathe to go. When you start having difficulties is when you need to go.
        • Notalottle (19/07/2021, 08:47) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
          All you need is bush tea, sea bathing and sunshine.
    • Sad (19/07/2021, 02:18) Like (28) Dislike (9) Reply
      You smell stink a fear, that is where all that nonsense you just typed stemming from how the hell in your right mind you want death for ppl that don’t agree with what you’ve done with your life
    • Wayne DEAD (19/07/2021, 08:41) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      Thank you and we the unvaccinated aren't mad at your feelings towards us. We live by a saying that states "People Die Everyday B" we don't give 2 strokes and a wiggle about the vaccinated. We sincerely hope you all don't develop heart muscle issues or any other complications due to this experimental serum. We will continue to assist our immune system with a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise, eating balanced health meals along with lots of fluid Vitamins and minerals. So unless the leaders of this plandemic decide to take a healthy individual kill them off and tell us they died from COvid we simply don't believe you, you need more people.
    • Stupes (19/07/2021, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      U sound silly as even vaccinated persons has died we are all in this no one is immune and most of who passing is unhealthy persons or with underlined issues
  • Rubber Duck (18/07/2021, 22:42) Like (40) Dislike (16) Reply
    Very sad, condolences to the families.

    The idiot anti vaxers told you that Covid would only kill the old and the weak. Ordinary guys would be fine.

    3 males 45, 49,39.

    This thing randomly kills anyone who is not vaccinated.

    Don’t volunteer to be a victim.
    • Vaccination save lives I agree (19/07/2021, 06:23) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
      This is more than been unvax. Something is wrong some where and it's time we get answers. We need to demand answers.
    • No (19/07/2021, 07:12) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      People with underlying conditions who refuse to be vaccinated will always have increase chance of death. Nothing random about it.
    • Porcupine (19/07/2021, 09:01) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Actually the old and the weak are the ones dying(Underlying conditions) That's why they should of been the first in line for the vaccine. The healthy persons more or less with be alright even without it.
  • When will we as a community take the covid-19 virus serious, when? (18/07/2021, 23:03) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
    My deep heart felt condolelence to the families that have lost their love ones to covid-19. This is painful.
    Accept this truth or don't. We are paying a huge price for our careless lifestyle. Please people, let us make some needful adjustments, but while we are making them, we should be wise not to refuse help, base on random belief, nor he say, she say, they and them say, that do not offer any medical help against the covid-19 killer virus.
    Please, let us do what we are are to do. God will do what we are unable to do. Please, accept the help that is now available to us. Life is not luck and chance. Life is a gift, are knowledge and wisdom. Again, please accept the help offered to us free of charge. If we don't, things will get from bad to worst.
    Please, accept the anti-covid-19 vaccine. It will not kill you. Covid-19 the real killer, not the anti-covid-19 vaccine. God is love.

  • Ghost (18/07/2021, 23:29) Like (17) Dislike (9) Reply
    Hello from the morgue. It so cold and dark inside here. I end up here because I listen to the wrong set of people. All of you who is still alive. Go take your vaccine because if we end up 6ft 6in deep together. I'll be beating out you all rassssclaaat for not taking my advice.
  • The prayer of faith will save the sick, so also will wise action. (19/07/2021, 01:21) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    My cencere condolemce to the families of the 3 mem that of the covid-19 virus. May God by His grace comfort and strengthen them in their mind, body, and spirit.
    I urge all persons that have yet gotten the two doses of anti-covid-19 not to delay any further. Time is precious
    Don't gamble with life. Get vaccinated today. Tomarrow may be too late.
    God loves us all. We also should love ourselves and neighbors, too.
    Blessings to all.

  • one eye (19/07/2021, 02:23) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sad place for the bvi
  • WOW (19/07/2021, 04:41) Like (9) Dislike (18) Reply
    do we have the technical skill set to truly provide the accurate medical treatment because folk in a medical facility dropping like flies
    • Treatment? (19/07/2021, 05:48) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
      There is NO treatment for Covid-19. There is no cure. Millions of people have already died from it. That’s the point of getting vaccinated to prevent you from being seriously ill or dying if you are infected. All these hospitals can do is help these individuals be a little more comfortable if they are unable to breathe or in pain.
    • COVID (19/07/2021, 07:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      There is no cure for Covid which is why vaccination is so important. Heart felt condolences to the families at this terrible time
  • Wrong (19/07/2021, 06:11) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Whosoever you be ,that was very heartless to wish death and your brothers and sisters, you are the devil in the sky and remember what goes around will comes around, you need to go and ask God to forgave you .
  • No, no, no Time to investigate (19/07/2021, 06:15) Like (13) Dislike (19) Reply
    These death need investigating.. Something is going on thats not working....Time for serious investigation as to what really going on at the Hospital, What is the procedure and medicine been used..? We have more covid death than any other cointry in the world base on population....We cant continue losing lives at this rate without someone in authority looking seriously into whats really going on.....This is Heart breaking, and very disturbing..
    • stop (19/07/2021, 07:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      We're not even close to having the most death per population size. 0.06% in the BVI compared to 0.6% in Peru with has the highest
  • Vincy in East End (19/07/2021, 06:21) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    Something about this virus, SVG is the only island in the Caribbean that has not closed their borders since this virus out break last year, it's a bigger island in size and population, yet they only has 12 deaths, the Government has been begging the population to take the vaccine and has been getting a fight.
    Only 32.000 out of a population of 110.000 has been vaccinated, more said they will take it if the government offer the Cuban vaccine, maybe we should have the option for those who are reluctant to get the vaccine.
    Just saying.
  • WOW (19/07/2021, 07:02) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    The Hospital itself if to cold for these Covid patients.
  • Ghost (19/07/2021, 07:12) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    Hospital staff is not equipped to handle COVID 19 patients they not like the states the health profession need training people’s hospital killing people mehson yes a lot of people have underlying condition and yes it’s your choice to take the jab or not do we really no what’s in the vaccine watch UTOPIA the movie
    • You know what (19/07/2021, 08:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are right. I think we should ask the doctors and nurses to stand down and let people like you take up the charge. People like you who don't want to pay for good health care, but want it anyways. I know the medical personnel would welcome the reprieve and you can show them based on your expertise how it is done. Doctors and Nurses since you don't know what you are doing stand down and let the keyboard cowards do the work!
  • catching up fast (19/07/2021, 07:35) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Pretty soon we will have more deaths than rock city.
  • Nice (19/07/2021, 07:50) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    The fight against Covid is a personal fight. We can choose to get vaccinated or not. At the end of the day, let’s stop blaming the hospital and government as all choices have consequences and we have to live (or not live) with whatever we choose.
  • Conspiracy theories (19/07/2021, 08:51) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Some people thought the vaccines sent by the U.K. were something awful, not a life-saving gift. Luckily many people are now reconsidering this.
    Perhaps it’s possible that all U.K. support, the Governor, COI etc are also meant in solidarity and support… Is is perhaps possible that today the U.K. has no agenda except helping the helping the ordinary people of BVI??
    (I acknowledge how horrendous slavery was hundreds of years ago. But that is now a very long time ago and doesn’t have to dictate the current relationship).
  • WOW (19/07/2021, 10:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    100% of persons admitted to the ICU all came out dead. This statistics isn't good at all. These is 0% chance of you surviving the COVID virus if you are sent to the ICU. People stop procrastinate and go and get vacinate. The life you save might just be your own.
  • Fatness (19/07/2021, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    People of the BVI wake up, and stop blaming this one and that one. GET VACCINATED and stop the maddness

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